Watching a play is the second-best way to achieve emotional catharsis, right behind writing a play about achieving emotional catharsis. Tear-stain a playbill with this GrouponLive deal.
- $25 for two tickets to see Painting Churches (up to $40 value)
- When: select dates, Thursday, March 6 through Sunday, March 16
- Where: The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center
- Section: general admission
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
Margaret Church is going home. With a world-renowned poet for a father and a mother whose blood is so blue it only flows after midnight, she's accustomed to a certain degree of parental pressure. This time, though, she's sure things will be different: her paintings are going to be shown at a prestigious New York gallery, and she'll be crafting a portrait of her mother and father to serve as the centerpiece. But family ties can be complicated, and the Churches' less-than-harmonious relationship with their daughter is further strained by the harsh reality of her father's encroaching senility. What follows is a meditation on love, mortality, and art, hailed as "a deceptively simple work made up of precise, intricate brush strokes" by the New York Times and named as a finalist for the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center
In 1921, the citizens of Post Falls, Idaho marveled as horses pulled two church buildings to the corner of Fourth Avenue and William Street, combining them and kindling the spirit of collaboration that fuels the structure's current resident, The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center. Here, gothic-revival and vernacular architecture converge, brimming with more than a century of stories and earning a spot in the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout the building's past and into its present, it has persisted as a haven where the community gathers to socialize, learn, and question suspected witches. These days, the facility hosts activities that strengthen the mind and body, such as fitness classes and cooking courses. An upstairs gallery showcases the work of local artists from North Idaho and Eastern Washington as well as works by national artists, and the main-level celebration hall's raised stage and space for up to 200 seats acts as a venue for concerts, weddings, and crowd-surfing practice.